10700 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, California
Cal Engineering & Geology provided geotechnical and special inspection support services for the redevelopment of a major shopping center and offsite improvements in southeastern Oakland. At the time of redevelopment the 40-year old retail center was occupied by several one-story retail buildings and asphalt-paved parking lots. Construction for this banner project, which was kicked off in June 2012 by a gold-shovel ceremony attended by the Mayor of Oakland and other city leaders, has consisted of the demolition of several of the existing buildings and parking lots, and renovation of the remaining structures and offsite street improvements. The new retail center will be anchored by a FoodsCo store and a Ross department store, along with other retail and mixed-use buildings consisting of a Headstart preschool and healthcare facilities. Other site improvements include new asphalt-paved parking lots, concrete flatwork, utilities, storm water management systems, and landscaping. In addition, Foothill Boulevard and 108th Avenue were repaved and improved with new city sidewalks, and a signalization installed at the intersection of 106th Avenue and Foothill Boulevard.
During the course of work Cal Engineering & Geology provided timely QA (quality assurance) services with regard to the geotechnical aspects of the construction, including fill placement and soil stabilization (lime treatment). In addition, CE&G has provided ongoing special inspection services for steel reinforcement, seismic holddowns, epoxied dowels, concrete placement, masonry construction, welding, and fireproofing. This work included over 250 site visits, 90 concrete pours, and approximately 1500 soil compaction tests. CE&G has also coordinated efforts with the City of Oakland for the design and observations/testing for the repaving of Foothill Boulevard and 108th Avenue. In order to deliver QA services in a timely fashion, CE&G distributes field reports on a daily basis and has provided all documentation required by the developer, general contractor, and City of Oakland. It is anticipated that construction will be completed in early 2014.